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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
KARACHI (BNA) Two more convicted terrorists affiliated with Lashkar-i-Jhangvi were hanged on Tuesday morning at the central prison in Karachi.
Attaullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Sharif were sentenced to death for killing Dr Ali Raza Peerani in June 2001 in Karachi's Soldier Bazaar area.
Strict security measures were taken inside and around the prison. All roads leading towards the central prison were also blocked and heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies were deployed to avert any untoward incident.
Also read: Four convicts in Musharraf attack case executed in Faisalabad
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) had declared both of them guilty of the murder in July 2004.
The convicts' appeals against capital punishment had been turned down by the Sindh High Court and later the Supreme Court of Pakistan. President Mamnoon Hussain had also dismissed their mercy petitions.
Black warrants for the execution of the two condemned prisoners were issued on Jan 24 on a request of jail authorities. The trial court had asked jail officials to carry out the hanging under the supervision of a judicial magistrate today.

Sunday February 1, 2015
KARACHI (BNA) Four terrorists of proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a police action in Manghopir area late Saturday, Geo News reported.
Ali Raza, Incharge Anti-Terrorism Cell said “on a tip off, action was launched in Manghopir in which four TTP militants were eliminated.”
He said large quantity of weapons was seized from the possession the banned outfit militants.
The dead bodies have been shifted to hospital for legal formalities.

Wednesday January 28, 2015
  MIRANSHAH (BNA) Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft on Tuesday pounded terroists’ hideouts in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan and reportedly killed 76 suspected terrorists.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a brief statement to the media about the air strikes in Dattakhel. It said the aircraft hit militants positions and killed 76 of them.
Dattakhel is the hometown of Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur, who once enjoyed the reputation of a pro-Pakistan Taliban leader.
Security officials said a number of militants were targeted in Khar Tangi, Tor Tangi, Lataka, Shawal and Madakhel.
Our Bara correspondent adds: Sixteen suspected militants were killed and 12 others sustained injuries when PAF fighter aircraft pounded terrorists’ hideouts in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday.
Official sources said the aircraft targeted the hideouts of militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) in Wocha Wona, Srawala, Tarkho Kas, Nakai and various other areas.
The sources said at least 16 suspected militants were killed and 12 others were wounded in the bombing. They said several hideouts of militants were also destroyed in the air strikes.
INP adds from DI Khan: Six terrorists, including a key Taliban commander, were killed in a blast and 10 suspects were arrested during a search operation here on Tuesday.
Security forces on a tip-off on the presence of militants launched an operation in the Kot Sultan area of Tehsil Kolachi and its surrounding areas.
During the search operation, six terrorists, including commander Malangi, were killed due to an explosion and 10 suspects were arrested.
Security in the area was beefed up after the blast and arrests of suspects.

WASHINGTON(BNA): President Barack Obama on Friday said India was a real global partner of the United States.

“I’ve made it clear that even as the United States works with Pakistan to meet the threat of terrorism, safe havens within Pakistan are not acceptable and that those behind the Mumbai terrorist attack must face justice,” he said.

“Like people around the world, Indians and Americans were horrified at the senseless slaughter of so many students and teachers at the school in Peshawar, which was a painful reminder that terrorists threaten us all,” the US president said in an interview to India Today.

He also observed that Indians and Americans were united against fighting terrorism as both the countries had suffered at the hands of extremists.

The US president said that working with allies and partners, the United States had decimated the al-Qaeda leadership in the tribal regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan and taken out leaders of al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia.

“We’re leading the international coalition to destroy Islamic State (IS). We’re working with many nations to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from crossing borders and attacking our citizens.“The terrorists only know how to kill and destroy and those who claim to do so in the name of religion are betraying their own faiths,” the US president said.

He said “in contrast, the United States would keep working with partners around the world, including India, to focus on what we can build a future that delivers greater security, prosperity and dignity for all the people, including our own.”

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